Articles by Tyler Edwards

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The Hoop Factory: Building better ballers

Toronto should be a hot spot for young basketball talent. The city possesses demographics that match the NBA – populations of African, Eastern European, and Asian descent. It’s the few top-notch high school and post-secondary programs developing the sport across the GTA that forces local athletes down south.

The Hoop Factory basketball camp tries to take players to the next level, and instil professional training at home, before they make that leap.

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Leaside quarterback has been key to success

Michael Gallagher may be small, at least for a quarterback. But whatever he lacks in size, he makes up for with his athleticism and determination. The Grade 12 student has been a big reason why the Leaside Lancers are enjoying an unlikely, but still undefeated season, their best in more than a decade.

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Argos’ open home-and-home with Als

A date with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the East Division semi-final has been set for Nov. 14, but The Toronto Argonauts (8-8) can’t look that far ahead of themselves. First they must close out their season with a open a home-and-home set against the first place Montreal Alouettes (11-5), beginning Friday at the Rogers Centre.

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Butterfield still in running for Jays’ manager position

The saga that has become the Toronto Blue Jays’ managerial search took another twist Thursday. While several sources reported Wednesday that the team had narrowed its short list of possible candidates down to three, it appears current bench coach Brian Butterfield is still in the mix.

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Short-handed Bulls handle Raptors

Despite being without Joakim Noah (flu), Kyle Korver (sore left foot), and Carlos Boozer (broken toe), the Chicago Bulls were still able to get past the Toronto Raptors 110-103 in pre-season action Wednesday night at the Air Canada Centre.

The Bulls (3-4) were also short up the middle, starting rookie Omer Asik at centre, but their scorers Luol Deng and Derrick Rose managed to pick apart Toronto’s defence.

For the third straight game, the Raptors (3-4) went with their likely starting five that will begin the season next week, but it wasn’t enough to stop the speedy Chicago transition game.

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Leafs hold off Rangers in OT

Phil Kessel scored on the power play 3:08 into overtime to give the Maple Leafs a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers, spoiling their home-opener, Friday night at Madison Square Garden.

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Toronto’s tandem goalies part of an NHL trend

Toronto’s tenders, Jean-Sebastien Giguere and Jonas Gustavsson, have both been at mid-season form early this season, sparking the Maple Leafs to a surprising 3-0 start.
It appears until one of the netminders blinks, Wilson will be happy to use both as a tandem. This has become a common trend in the modern NHL.

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Kicker Prefontaine returns to Argos

The Toronto Argonauts have turned back the clock and signed former long-time kicker and punter, Noel Prefontaine. The 36-year-old Canadian returned to the double-blue via a trade with the Edmonton Eskimos on Tuesday before participating…